LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL | LOS ANGELES
Proven Excellence in Trial Advocacy
Byrne Trial Team ADVOCACY COMPETITION HONORS
Byrne Trial Team
2018 NATIONAL TRIAL COMPETITION REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
OTHER TEAM VICTORIES:
FINALISTS & “BEST BRIEF”
Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition
QUARTERFINALISTS &
“BEST BRIEF/ORALIST”

2018 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
National Semifinalists | 2017 DENVER SUMMIT CUP
REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
2018 National Appellate Advocacy Competition
winner 23 OF LAST 28 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS National Trial Competition 7-time REGIONAL CHAMPIONS American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Top 10 FOR TRIAL ADVOCACY 11 OF LAST 13 YEARS U.S. News and World Report 10 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WON
LOYOLA ADVOCACY TEAMS NOTCH VICTORIES IN EXPANDED SLATE OF COMPETITIONS

Loyola's National Environmental Law Moot Court Team
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles excelled in a broad range of trial and appellate moot court competitions in the 2017-18 school year, with problems covering a wide swath of subject matter. Loyola’s Hispanic National Bar Association team members were named finalists and awarded “Best Brief” at the 2018 Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition. Loyola’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Team nabbed quarterfinalist honors and “Best Brief/Best Oralist” at the 2018 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (pictured). And in the world of alternative dispute-resolution advocacy, Loyola's Baseball Arbitration Team students were semifinalists in the prestigious 2018 Tulane International Baseball Arbitration Tournament, which featured 37 teams from across the country.
ADVOCACY CLINICS ACHIEVE RECORD RESULTS IN COURT

Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI)
Loyola Law School’s clinics achieved life-changing results for their clients in the 2017-18 academic year. Loyola Project for the Innocent (LPI) students helped secure the release of their seventh client, Maria Mendez (pictured), a grandmother wrongfully convicted of causing the death of her grandson while he was in her care. The release was the culmination of three years of research and investigation by the LPI, which worked to establish that Mendez’s conviction relied on false testimony. Elsewhere, Loyola's students and attorneys in the Juvenile Innocence & Fair Sentencing Clinic won two appellate victories, including one in the California Supreme Court, and prevailed in four parole hearings. Faced with a dramatic influx in client demand, the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic greatly expanded its efforts to train students and attorneys as volunteers in immigration removal proceedings. It also celebrated a first: a successful petition for immigration relief for a victim of human trafficking.
Loyola Moot Court Team
MOOT COURT TEAM
DISPLAYS EXCELLENCE
IN CALIFORNIA LAW


The Loyola Law School team competing in the 2018 Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition won second "Best Brief" overall, with all three oralists taking the top individual oralist awards. The team also won the Bernard Witkin Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, the competition's top overall award. This was the third time in the last nine years that a Loyola Law School team has advanced to the final round of the only moot court competition that focuses exclusively on California law.
COURTNEY YODER ROWLEY '07: PARTNER, THE ROWLEY LAW FIRM Courtney Yoder Rowley
Courtney Yoder RowleyCourtney Yoder Rowley '07 helped propel Loyola's Byrne Trial Advocacy Team to a National Trial Competition championship in 2006. For her work as a student, she was honored with the American Board of Trial Advocates Award. Rowley has found continued success as a litigator. A founding partner of The Rowley Firm, a boutique personal-injury firm based in Ojai, California, she has obtained numerous seven- and eight-figure settlements — including a record-setting $131 million Washington state verdict in late 2017. Named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Most Influential Women Attorneys, she is a faculty member of the prestigious Trial Lawyers College founded by the legendary Gerry Spence. She continues to serve as a mentor to subsequent generations of Byrne Trial Advocacy Team members. She recently co-authored the forthcoming book, Trial by Woman.

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